Eastern Wyoming College Community Education in cooperation with the Wyoming Humanities Council’s ThinkWY Road Scholars program host a presentation by UW Instructor Seth Ward. Dr. Ward teaches Islamic history and religion at the University of Wyoming. He received his PhD in Near Eastern languages and literature from Yale University.
Dr. Ward will be speaking at 12:00-1:00pm on Thursday, March 17, 2016 in the Community Training Center classroom at the Torrington Campus. The presentation is open to all community members and is free of charge. The topic of his presentation is: Understanding the Middle East
Every week brings news from the Middle East. Conflicts seem never-ending. Democracy and human rights appear challenged. Violence grows ever more vicious. This forum will attempt to provide perspective on such issues as Sunnis vs. Shias, extremists vs. moderates, “religious” vs. “secular”, traditional tribal vs. modern national values, and conflict between Muslims, Christians, Jews and other religious groups and subgroups – all necessary to be an informed participant in debates about our roles in the region.
For more information contact EWC Community Education at 307.532.8323.